On January 11, I wrote a post that said I was going to give myself Saturdays off as far as tracking my food on my Weight Watchers site. I have been doing that. And it seems to be going okay.

However, it seems as though I have added more than just Saturdays. Since that time, there seems to be many Sundays where I don’t log my food – although if I do a lick of exercise, it sure gets logged! – and now, a few Fridays have been added.

Am I getting to comfortable? Or is it working?

I have amped up my exercising. I am okay with the numbers at the scale – my weight seems to stay anywhere between 147 and 150. Actually, I don’t think it has gone over 149.5 in quite some time. Which by the way is way cool because my goal weight for Weight Watchers was 155. Now here’s the cool part. When I finally set my goal, the 155 number, I was tempted at point to get a note from my doctor saying that my "perfect" weight was 160 pounds. I didn’t think there was anyway possible I could reach 155 pounds. Seriously. It just seemed too daunting of a task, too much of a challenge, too much work.

And now, here I am, five pounds or more UNDER my listed goal weight. Yep, totally just gave myself a pat on the back and I smiled really big! 

Anyway, so the lack of tracking kind of scares me, but just a little. It’s not like I go all out and eat like crazy. I do keep a mental note of what I ate, but yet, is that enough. Am I getting too comfortable? When I don’t track and eat – okay, maybe it’s a little more than normal – stuff that I typically don’t eat, I always think to myself, "It’s okay, I exercised." 

Does exercising give us a reason – excuse – to eat whatever we want and not keep track of it? I am not sure. I am going to keep doing what I have been doing and see how it goes. I still weigh in every Wednesday and if I see the numbers start to creep back up, I know what I have to do. TRACK!

I’ll keep you all posted. And remember, check out Confessions of a Fat Girl on Facebook. I sometimes offer tips on there or share little interesting tidbids of info that you might not want to miss!

Thanks for reading!

One thought on “Comfortable?

  1. Hi Celeste, I so enjoy reading your articles and would like to respond (or give my opinion on) your question, “Does exercise give us a reason – excuse – to eat whatever we want….? As you know, enjoying a healthy lifestyle not only affords us the benefit of feeling good and looking good, we need to remember that we are sowing into our bodies what we want to reap later on in life. If we are sewing sugar, junk food, foods filled with preservatives and unknown substances, then we can expect that we will reap health issues (sickness, diseases, etc.) later on life. Our bodies were not meant to digest a lot of the stuff that is available to us. It’s not just about the here and now, it is about being healthy and fit when we are older as well. Just wanted to throw that out there. Thanks for sharing your journey in this forum!


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